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Contest Factory, a company specialising in organisation of online contests and creating contest software platforms, are running an interesting contest today. It’s called Pimp My Cube Contest. They are looking for the most pathetic and miserable cubicle or office space in America to “pimp it up”. Everyone is invited to upload their video recordings of their messy cubicles or office spaces that may have bad furniture and decor, retarded technology and otherwise poor working environment.
You get sweepstakes entry points for registering, voting, commenting and inviting others to register for the contest. You can also upload and vote for your own video. You may also want to invite your family and friends to support your video entry, because the more vets you get, the higher the chance to have your office “pimped up”. The worst, most horrible best voted office cubicle will get a full makeover. The winner will be selected by Contest Factory judges based on various criteria including the highest number of votes, the best (worst) video and the most compelling story. Read more…
Looks like I am going to need some help in managing my second blog buzZhunt.co.uk with 100K+ monthly audience. I am currently looking for a student editor to run it. If you know anyone who may be interested, please read this announcement and drop me an e-mail.
On another note, I have created 4 advertising slots, each 125 x 125 pixels. You will notice them in the sidebar. If you are interested in placing your ad there, please e-mail me. There are 3 vacant slots available.
Some time ago, when I was looking for content for my blog, I thought to myself how great it would be to have a website that aggregates popular content by the number of Facebook likes. This could be a major source of trending content, yet it does not exist. There is no service today that lists popular content by the number of Facebook likes. Such service would be very helpful in discovering popular content. I am quite sure it would gain as much audience as Tweetmeme, Reddit, StumbleUpon and Digg.
At some point, I though of it as a business idea for a startup. Today I discovered I was not alone.
My idea is already getting traction and financial support on Rock the Post, a business social network where good ideas get financed through crowd funding. In other words, it is an online community of people who pitch their ideas to investors in an open forum. Everyone can read and contribute to the idea either by improving it through comments and feedback or by investing their money, time or expertise in return for equity.
Interesting discovery. I might invest into this project.
I have seen a number of calculators and observed that most of them will turn on only if you hit a dedicated on/off or c/ac button. They won’t turn on if you just hit any random button, which really sucks because when I hit “9”, I want to see “9” on the display and continue my calculation. But this isn’t happening.
If I were an accountant, I would complain. But since I am not an accountant, I am only curious.
Calculators should be made to react on any button. Since most calculators are powered by solar anyway, accidental turn-ons won’t even harm the battery. It’s just a little something that has to be done to keep up with user expectations.
Casio, please take a note. Screw “on” and “off” buttons.
A friend of mine shared this racist rant with me this morning. In this video, a British woman accuses tram passengers of being not British. She doesn’t want black people nor ‘fucking Polish’ in her country because Britain has become ‘nothing’ because of them. She urges these ethnic minorities to ‘go back home’.
Because she touched on such a controversial subject, the video accumulated over 3 million views in just a few days and attracted public attention measured by nearly 100,000 comments on the video – currently accumulating a few per second. The comment section has become a large public forum on immigration issues – a great place to get the latest update on international public opinion on the matter. Anthropologists and social scientists should rush into the comment section to collect data before the video is removed (apparently British police have asked Youtube to remove this video).
The woman has been arrested and is now facing charges for racially aggravated harassment – the outcome which could not be different in a city with over 30 percent of population born overseas.
On a side note, it is interesting to note that this video has been mostly viewed in the UK, North America and Australia where foreign born populations represent significant % from the total.